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Students can now save more cash on textbooks with price matching

Cristina Pimentel December 1, 2016

With spring semester just around the corner, students will soon find themselves falling in line at the CSUN bookstore once again. Prices of textbooks, either new or used, are undoubtedly a college students’...

Illustration by Jae Kitinoja / Contributor

iPad classes: A key to the future or a waste of time?

Leah Arzu October 1, 2014

    We live in a time where just about everything is done via one or more of our smart devices. We rely on them to tell us what we’re supposed to be doing, for research and for simple,...

Illustration by Kristine Delicana / Illustration Editor

Best buys on a student budget

Alik Ourfalian September 8, 2014

  The fall semester is here, which means back to school shopping is in full force as students prepare for the upcoming semester. For college students, shopping for supplies can get expensive,...

CSUN students Momoko Arai, 24 (front) and Yoon Ju Lee, 21 (back) both whom are Linguistics Majors are searching for their course textbooks in the Matador Bookstore on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 in Northridge, Calif. (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins / Photo Editor)

Students do not buy textbooks immediately due to cost

Mateo Melero February 10, 2014

CSUN students have engaged in a nationwide trend of avoiding the purchase of textbooks at full cost by seeking alternative means for acquiring course materials. The way in which students are obtaining...

Textbooks or tablets, the evolution continues

Michelle Reuter May 9, 2013

As the semester comes to a close for students, it is once again time to decide what to do with the textbooks they purchased back in January. There are a number of options, each with its own advantages...

New website allows students to rent out textbooks and earn money

New website allows students to rent out textbooks and earn money

Megan Diskin May 5, 2013

A new website allows students to make money renting out their textbooks to students throughout the country. Based out of Ogden, Utah campusbookrentals.com allows students to send in their used textbooks...

Assemblyman introduces bill to eliminate state sales tax on textbooks

Assemblyman introduces bill to eliminate state sales tax on textbooks

Jason Gallaher March 24, 2013

A bill has been introduced to the California State Assembly to help counterbalance the rising cost of college tuition by making the purchase of textbooks exempt from state sales tax. AB 479, the Textbook...

Students use alternative methods to purchase textbooks

Students use alternative methods to purchase textbooks

Melissa Simon January 26, 2012

Students have turned to alternative methods of purchasing textbooks to offset the high cost of a college education. Among the many methods preferred by students are textbook rentals, using e-books...

Matador bookstore offering more ebooks and rental books

Samantha Tata January 24, 2011

In an effort to save students money and increase access to course materials, the Matador Bookstore has doubled the availability of rental books from last year and introduced 200 digital titles...

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